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Morten Bentzon Hansen
Number of bird species: 464
National Bird - Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Danish Bird Records CommitteeWebsite
Only in Danish - Submit records of Danish rarities: http://www.dof.dk/sider/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=169&Itemid=196
The national nature protection society.
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening - BirdLife DenmarkWebsite
Vesterbrogade 140, DK-1620Copenhagen V. +45 33283800; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Danish Ornithological Society - is an independent, non-governmental organisation founded in 1906. The Society is involved in environmental awareness, scientific-based research and integrated conservation and development work. The national bird club which has 12.000 members. There are thirteen local branches (links below) - see: map of all branches: http://www.dof.dk/sider/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=88&Itemid=114
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening - Observation DatabaseWebsite
Daily observations of birds recorded in Denmark...
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening ShopWebsite
The DOF virtual shop with books, binoculars and stuff.
DOF - FynWebsite
The branch covers Funen. Seven IBA’s are located here with Arreskov Sø, Firtalsstrand and Langeland being the best places to birdwatch…
DOF - BornholmWebsite
The branch covers the islands of Bornholm and Ertholmene. Two IBA’s are located here with Christiansø and Almindingen being the best places to birdwatch…
DOF - KøbenhavnWebsite
The branch covers the capital. Nine IBA’s are located here with Vestamager, Ølsemagle Revle and Stevns being the main birding places…
DOF - NordjyllandWebsite
The branch covers northern Jutland. Nine IBA’s are located here with Skagen, Lille Vildmose and Ulvedybet being the best places to birdwatch...
DOF - NordsjællandWebsite
The branch covers Northern Zealand. Six IBA’s are located here with Vaserne and the north coast being the main birding locations…
DOF - NordvestjyllandWebsite
The branch covers North Western Jutland. Seven IBA’s are located here with Vejlerne and Agger Tange being the best places to bird…
DOF - StorstrømWebsite
The branch covers the southern islands Falster, Lolland and Møn. 13 IBA’s are located here with Møn, Gedser and Maribo lakes being the best places to birdwatch...
DOF - SydvestjyllandWebsite
The branch covers South Western Jutland. Nine IBA’s are located here with Blaavand, Mandø, Skallingen and Filsø being the best places to birdwatch…
DOF - SydøstjyllandWebsite
The branch covers South Eastern Jutland. The seven IBA’s here are Alrø, Horsens Nørrestrand, Mossø, Nørlund Plantation and Harrild Heath, Randbøl Heath, Salten Langsø and forest along the northern side of Vejle Fjord…
DOF - SønderjyllandWebsite
The branch covers Southern Jutland. 16 IBA’s are located here with the Waddensea, Margrethekog, Slivsø and the island of Rømø being the best places to bird…
DOF - VestjyllandWebsite
The branch covers Western Jutland. 14 IBA’s are located here with Tipperne, Skjern Enge and Stadil Fjord being the best places to bird…
DOF - VestsjællandWebsite
The branch covers Western Zealand. Five IBA’s are located here with Tissø, Tyrstrup Bavelse lakes and Korshage being the best places to birdwatch…
DOF - ØstjyllandWebsite
The branch covers Eastern Jutland. 16 IBA’s are located here with Norsminde Fjord, Egå Engsø and Årslev Engsø being the best places to bird…
Fuglevaernsfonden runs 20 bird reserves in Denmark. They all have outstanding nature and most of them are open to visitors...
Blåvand Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Blaavand Bird Observatory is located in the eastern part of the North Sea, situated at the westernmost tip of Denmark. The observatory was started by the Danish Ornithological Society in 1963 and is still run by volunteers of the society. In 1963 a standard observation programme was introduced which is still setting the guidelines for observations resulting in one of the longest standardised observation series in Europe. It is the oldest and best-equipped bird observatory in Denmark...
Christiansø Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Christiansø is the easternmost point in Denmark. Christiansø is part of the islands called Ertholmerne 18 KM northeast of Bornholm. Christiansø is approximately 770 m long and 440 m wide. Is was formerly the Danish pendant to Fair Isle, but extreme rarities has been absent for a long period probably due to reduced ringing activities...
Copenhagen Bird Ringing CentreObservatory
The Bird Ringing Data Collection of the Zoological Museum, known as the Copenhagen Bird Ringing Centre, comprises data from Denmark as well as the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The Collection consists of ringing data for altogether c. 2.5 million birds as well as information on c. 150,000 recoveries. The annual number of ringed birds varies between 100,000 and 120,000. While the ringing data are still manu- ally recorded, the main part of the recoveries are stored in a computer database. Government Site.
Gedser Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Gedser is the southernmost tip of Denmark. With more than 20.000 birds trapped and ring in 2010, Gedser is on of the most active bird observatory’s in Denmark...
Gilbjerg Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Bird observatory in the northernmost part of Northern Zealand...
Skagen Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Migratory routes over Denmark are generally spread over a wide front, but in certain cases migration is concentrated, due to special geographical conditions. This is the case at Skagen (also known as the Skaw) as Jutland has the form of a giant funnel with Skagen at the end. Bird news daily.
Copenhagen University Zoological Museumhttp://zoologi.snm.ku.dk/
The main collection comprises study skins, altogether c. 110,000 specimens of c. 7,000 species. This collection is arranged in systematic order and with a geographical subdivision within individual species. Half of this collection is from Denmark and the North Atlantic Dependencies, obtained mainly by Finn Salomonsen. There are modest collections from Scandinavia and relatively little from other parts of Europe. Important sections comprise the private collection of Lehn Schiøler of c. 30,000 Nordic waterfowl, collected mainly for detailed studies of of seasonal and age-related plumage variations. Large series also exist of shorebirds. The series of gyrfalcons Falco rusticolus comprises c. 800 specimens, representing c. half of all material kept in museums. An historically important collection is c. 100 mounts from the beginning of the 19th Century (Peter C. Wöldike).
2004 [August] - Hans SchickReport
From August 16 – 22, 2004 I spent a week in Copenhagen in order to participate in the 17th International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry. During the lunch time I walked through the grass- and wetlands surrounding the Bella Congress Centre at the outskirts of the Danish capital. After the conference I used the opportunity for two excursions at the coast of the Kattegat near Tisvildeleje and at the Øresund north of Klampenborg...
2008 [March] - Dirk RaesReport
...Vest Stadil Fjord, Husby Klitvej (the road between Søndervig and Husby), opposite Strandgarden on the west side of the fjord: giant flocks of Pink-footed Geese (5000+)...
2011 [May-June] - David Hoddinott - Sweden & DenmarkReport
Excellent birds, good transport and roads, interesting culture and history, friendly people, comfortable accommodations, great food, beautiful scenery and wilderness and a wonderful group of participants, all combined to make this, our maiden Scandinavia adventure, a resounding success!
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Rockjumper Birding ToursTour Operator
Denmark offers excellent temperate zone birding, great scenery and welcoming people. Our tour is timed for the prime spring period and encompasses a wide variety of habitats, so we can expect to notch up most of the region’s important species.
Through their website BirdLife Denmark has links to a some nice places to stay...
News about birding in Denmark…
I am a Brit living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark, for three years. I am a keen birdwatcher. I do not have a car so do most of my birding by cycle and public transport. My favourite sites are Sydvestpynten (on the island of Amager just south of Copenhagen), Nordhavnstippen (the edge of the industrial harbour to the north of Copenhagen) and Vestamager, a large area of open wet ground and birch forest. I also like to explore southern Sweden, especially Falsterbo and the western coast up to Gothenburg…
Birding NJ (Northern Jutland)Blog
I am a birder living in Aalborg - the unofficial capital of the best birding place in Denmark - Northern Jutland!
A Visitor’s Guide to Copenhagen BirdsWebsite’s%20Guide%20to%20Copenhagen%20Birds
This guide is aimed at visiting birders who have some time to spend birding in the Copenhagen area...
Birding in DenmarkArticle
Denmark with its 483 islands and a total shoreline of 4,625 miles has the great advantage that most of it is easily accessible. Though predominantly an agricultural country with at least 3/4 under cultivation, you will still find varied landscapes and habitats. However it is the migration localities and wintering areas for large numbers of waders and wildfowl that will be of most interest for the visiting birder...
Birds of DenmarkWebsite
A Scandinavian bird site... mostly galleries of some terrific photos.
Observations from Denmark in English (and Danish, German, French, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Icelandic). Species, Date, Site, County and the name of the Observer are shown...
Danish Bird ListWebsite
The database containing records of all Danish rarities will continually be updated...
Fugle i FeltenWebsite
Lots of info here - all in Danish
This is probably is one of the best overall danish sites. It has internet updates on Beaman and Madges birds of europe, which also would be of interest to Norwegians and Swedes - It says of itself: Birding in Denmark with a complete list of the birds of Denmark including records of all rarities, photos and news about the latest rarities, Danish birders ranking and observations from Zealand...
Danish site with lots of (mostly Scandinavian) bird links.
Birds on Fyn...
Stig Linander's Home PageWebsite
Many net birders have put descriptions of birding spots on the net as an aid to other birders asking the everlasting question: Where to go birding? On this page you will find links to descriptions of Danish birding spots. You will also find descriptions of a few spots outside Denmark. These spots have given me unique birding experiences...
vejlerWEB - VAbasen onlineWebsite
A page containing news on vejlerne, our maybe best locality and other obs. from the county of Viborg
Gallery - NordfuglGallery
More bird pictures...
Gallery – NetfuglGallery
More than 37.000 birdimages from all over the world...
Photographer - Kim BiledgaardGallery
Here you will find a collection of some of my photos, both from the Danish nature and from other parts of the world Added Oct 4th: Little Stint and Blue-bellied Roller.
Photographer - Klaus Mortensen - Qpix NaturfotoGallery
Danish Wildlife photography-Birds and Nature Photo Gallery…
Photographer - Tobias HjorthWebsite
Tobias Hjorth's hobby and general interest for photographing birds and other wildlife evolved immediately after he purchased his first telephoto lens. Great reviews too. Today Tobias lives in the Denmark enjoying his passion and the great outdoors...
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